Quotation Explorer - 'Certainly'

We have to combine, certainly, but if we combine to fight on the idea of each man making more money for himself, then we end by fighting one another. And that's the trouble now... human dealings are founded - founded - not on money but on what is fair and just all round. - Neil M. Gunn
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. - Agatha Christie
Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult. - Samuel Johnson
When you are lonely for a while don't get restless, if you had born alone, you are going to die alone then for sometime you can certainly live alone. - Amit Kalantri
While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery. - Groucho Marx
I always felt it wouldpass.I listened to the charges against meknowing some of them to be truebut certainly notimportant enoughto become the target ofviolence, envy,vengeance.I thought it would surelypass. - Charles Bukowski
If typos are God's way of keeping a writer humble, plot holes certainly keeps one on their knees. - E.A. Bucchianeri
We profess to be strangers and pilgrims, seeking after a country of our own, yet we settle down in the most un-stranger-like fashion, exactly as if we were quite at home and meant to stay as long as we could. I don't wonder apostolic miracles have died. Apostolic living certainly has. - Amy Carmichael
It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. - Plutarch
Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue. - Sir Francis Bacon
I like life. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. - Agatha Christie
When I look out on such a night as this, I feel as if there could be neither wickedness nor sorrow in the world; and there certainly would be less of both if the sublimity of Nature were more attended to, and people were carried more out of themselves by contemplating such a scene. - Jane Austen
Either loyalty and love are same things, or loyalty is certainly a better kind of love than love. - Amit Kalantri
Success certainly isn’t achievement of popularity. Success in God’s kingdom is loving God, loving one another, and being faithful to what He’s called us to do. - Gabriel Wilson
My whole thing was, if I can put in 5 percent of the effort of somebody getting an A, and I can get a C minus, that’s amazing, he explains. It’s certainly good enough, right? [Then] I can take the other 95 percent of the time and invest it in something I really care about. - David Heinemeier Hansson
I do not understand those who take little or no interest in the subject of religion. If religion embodies a truth, it is certainly the most important truth of human existence. If it is largely error, then it is one of monumentally tragic proportions—and should be vigorously opposed. - Steve Allen
Senior Republicans certainly expected the president to come clean over Miss Lewinsky. - Bridget Kendall
Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side. - Jane Austen
I do not know how it all started, but I would certainly play my part in how it all ends. - Mamur Mustapha
Maybe we weren't at the Last Supper, but we're certainly going to be at the next one. - Bella Abzug
Explain it as we may, a martial strain will urge a man into the front rank of battle sooner than an argument, and a fine anthem excite his devotion more certainly than a logical discourse.
With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost. - William Lloyd Garrison
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod. - Sir Winston Churchill
I sometimes think that writing is like driving a sheep down the road. If there's any gate open to the left or the right the reader will most certainly go into it. - C.S. Lewis
He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more. - P.G. Wodehouse
Emotions are like muscles. Most of them go highly unattended, it's usually the weaker, undefined ones that cause injury to the rest, and there is most certainly memory response in play. - Erica Goros
Not all writers are silently suffering inside. But it certainly helps. - Joyce Rachelle
What makes you believe, that you are the only person with so much problems and bad luck? If you wear everyone’s shoes, you will certainly understand that the whole world is drowning in crisis and even you are not among them. - M.F. Moonzajer
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, "Certainly I can!" - and get busy and find out how to do it. - Theodore Roosevelt
I think there are innumerable gods. What we here on earth call God is a little tribal God who has made an awful mess. Certainly forces operating trough human conciousness control events.
While we don't have much say over the desires that we have, we certainly can decide which we prefer-and then search for ways to act on that basis. - Daniel Akst
If ours is an examined faith, we should be unafraid to doubt. If doubt is eventually justified, we were believing what clearly was not worth believing. But if doubt is answered, our faith has grown stronger. It knows God more certainly and it can enjoy God more deeply. - Os Guinness
Whenever I look at the masses, I feel one day the earth will certainly explode. - M.F. Moonzajer
Money can't buy happiness, but it certainly is a stress reliever. - Besa Kosova
A free press can of course be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom it will never be anything but bad. . . . Freedom is nothing else but a chance to bet better, whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worse. - Albert Camus
Every person has a life mission to fulfill. Never attempt to destroy what God has put in another person to do. You don't know God's plans, but Satan will most certainly use you to stop his plans. - Shannon L. Alder
I would rather never make a penny on book sales and know that many had derived some fair pleasure from my writing, than to know that very few had ever taken a chance on my work. I certainly won't last forever, but I'd love to think that my imagination will continue to surface in the minds of others. - Eric Diehl
I believe that being able to communicate directly with readers is a boon. I certainly enjoy it as much as they do. - Sara Sheridan
Although when there were too many people around- which there certainly were today- it was hard even to remember to say thank you: all those people were like drowning. - Robin McKinley
Our business is communication oftentimes through the medium of stories but our capacity has a far greater scope - to entertain certainly, but also to stimulate debate, to mark up changes and differences and that way, to maybe, just now and then, to change the world. - Sara Sheridan
Conventional names define a person's past: ancestry, ethnicity, nationality, religion. I am not who I was ten years ago and certainly not who I will be in twenty years - FM-2030
Now the sirens have a still more fatal weapon than their song, namely their silence... someone might have escaped from their singing; but from their silence, certainly never. - Franz Kafka
Sometimes ignorance is a bliss. If you reach enlightenment (in one way or another), you may see the reality of human nature. You may like it, or you may reject it. But certainly you won't regret it. Rise again! - MD. Muhtashimur Rahman
And they certainly wouldn’t take you along to a murder. That would be irresponsible parenting. - Kelley Armstrong
Tolerance is certainly an improvement over hate, but it is not the same thing as freedom. - Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini
When the Bible itself becomes irksome, inquire whether you have not been spoiling your appetite by sweetmeats and renounce them; and believe that the Word is the wire along which the voice of God will certainly come to you if the heart is hushed and the attention fixed. - F.B. Meyer
I had never confronted my parents with the true feelings I had for them, and I had certainly never expressed the depth of my feeling for my mother, being too selfish to try when I should have. - Brooke Hayward
Unless I accept my faults, I will most certainly doubt my virtues. - Hugh Prather
I just know Maycomb. I'm not in the least sensitive about it, but good Lord, I'm certainly aware of it. - Harper Lee
Illusion close to reality was your love, you certainly are quintessential with your licks and promises. - Na
If there is anyone who owes everything to Bach, it is certainly God. - Emil Cioran
Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible. - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Certainly, I approve of political opinions, but there are people who do not know where to stop. - Victor Hugo
The enormity of problems like hunger and social injustice can certainly motivate us to act. We can be convinced logically of the need for intervention and change. But it is the story of one individual that ultimately makes the difference—by offeringliving proof. - John Capecci and Timothy Cage
For any reputable person or organization to be successful, that person's or organization's actions must be based on solid information, not conspiracy theories, not hearsay, not rumors, and certainly not fear mongering. - Mike Klepper
You can write any time people will leave you alone and not interrupt you. Or rather you can if you will be ruthless enough about it. But the best writing is certainly when you are in love. - Ernest Hemingway
The progress of the world can certainly never come at all save by the modified action of the individual beings who compose the world. - George Eliot
Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens. - Michel de Montaigne
With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plea; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost. - William Lloyd Garrison
Feedback control is certainly not controlled feedback. - Mussadiq Abdul Rahim
When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But a rather special sort of 'No answer.' It is not the locked door. It is more like a silent, certainly not uncompassionate, gaze. As though He shook His head not in refusal but waiving the question. Like, 'Peace, child; you don't understand. - C.S. Lewis
In a cruel world kindness is certainly an unsafe virtue - Munia Khan
Certainly work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness - the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.
I think that freshness and that innocence is something that is missing from a lot of female singers. I'm certainly not denying that I'm young, but I'm not fluff. - Jessica Simpson
Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws. - Walter Savage Landor
What you think repeatedly will happen almost certainly. - Debasish Mridha
I am very proud of the fact that 20 years [sic] on people tell me they became a vegetarian as a result of 'Meat is Murder'. I think that is quite literally rock music changing someone's life - it's certainly changing the life of animals. It is one of the things I am most proud of. - Johnny Marr
It is certainly impossible to lose respect if you lose out of some stupid discussions. - Michael Bassey Johnson
All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired. - Martin Luther
Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea, yet he makes gods by the dozens. - Michel de Montaigne
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. - Jane Austen
Liberace was certainly master and commander of the ivories ~ he is the only pianist I can watch or listen to without suffering a case of 'Stagefright Sympathy Sickness'. - E.A. Bucchianeri
Certainly, they'd had to endure the war, but they had each other close by. They had never known the confusion of being a third-worlder, they had always a home! - Marjane Satrapi
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love. - Leo Tolstoy
It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off. - Woody Allen
You can’t change the road you traveled from a child, but you can certainly take a different road for the journey into your future. - Shamarion Whitaker
I tend to be drawn to people who are similar. Very independent. And the ones who aren't, it doesn't work. It doesn't last. I’m drawn to quiet people certainly I am now. - Laura Marling
No matter how valuable you are and your ideas, fools will certainly play both of you down, so exclude yourselves from the inflammatory environs of fools. - Michael Bassey Johnson
...it is far more important to know who you are than where you are going, for where you are going will certainly change as the world about you changes. - James C. Collins
Certainly, it’s wise to ask for counsel in whatever you endeavor to do. There is safety in that. But when the asking comes from a place of dependence, it is unhealthy. - Suzette Hinton
For riches certainly make themselves wings. - Bible
He who still finds enjoyment in those fun things he once did as a child, will for certainly live a happy and wealthy life. - Andrea L'Artiste
Intelligence and wisdom are certainly compatible, however they are rarely seen in each other’s company. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
A gentleman has certainly a class,but he is most probably not one who is posting own picture online relentlessly for likes votes and praising oneself only by standing in front of mirror or glass. - Anuj Somany
It's easy to make me laugh, you can make me laugh, anyone can make me laugh, but that certainly does not mean you can make me do anything. - C. JoyBell C.
The Bible teaches that money is one of the fruits of being prosperous, but it is certainly not the root. - Paul Silway
Consider an achievement accidental if it is not coupled with modesty. Because if the achiever had endeavoured for it, it would certainly have killed their pride. - Raheel Farooq
We are certainly descendents of the sea for our tears are salted and when we shed them on the jowl of time, the sea that has always been within us flows on our face. - Sorin Cerin
I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity. - C.S. Lewis
I have become very aware how under-represented are the stories of the underprivileged and undervalued. Our records are, in general, very male and if not always the material of the rich, certainly (for obvious reasons) the material of the literate. - Sara Sheridan
One thing I am sure of is that when a long-standing desire gets fulfilled, it is certainly a moment of happiness but it may not lead us to eternal happiness, which lies in our heart, mind and thoughts. - Balroop Singh
"There are certainly moments," said Chad, "when you seem to me too good to be true. Yet if you are true," he added, "that seems to be all that need concern me." - Henry James
As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don't think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say, 'I'm probably no better than you, but I'm certainly your equal. - Harper Lee
Without these supernova explosions, there are no mist-covered swamps, computer chips, trilobites, Mozart or the tears of a little girl. Without exploding stars, perhaps there could be a heaven, but there is certainly no Earth. - Clifford A. Pickover
Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them. - John Ruskin
Rudeness, abruptness, gory tales of blood and thunder, and coarse language usually show up the greenhorn or counterfeit, and certainly the ill-bred. "The bravest are the tenderest; the gentlest are the daring. - Kenneth W. Estes
I think it is safe to say that while the South is hardly Christ-centered, it is most certainly Christ-haunted. - Flannery O'Connor
As an instructor, my goal has always been to use Jiu Jitsu as a vehicle to help our students achieve their goals, whatever the case may be. I have yet to find a better vehicle for growth, and the moment I do I will certainly pursue it with the rivaled fervor that I approached Jiu Jitsu. - Chris Matakas
To middle-class Americans who have paid a great deal for the last 12 years and from whom I ask a contribution tonight, I will say again... you're not going at it alone anymore - you're certainly not going first, and you're not going to pay more for less as you have too often in the past.
Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day. - Henry David Thoreau
The mighty question arises upon us, what is one's own real self? It certainly is not what we think we are and ought to be. - D.H. Lawrence
No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity. With equal, nay with greater reason, a body of men are unfit to be both judges and parties at the same time. - James Madison
Life is beautiful,though the circumstances and situations around us may not say so,but life is certainly beautiful - Wogu Donald
In my experience, nothing worthwhile has ever really been all that easy. But it certainly has been worthwhile regardless how difficult it seemed. - Robert Fanney
If a woman does not want she actually wants, if she wants she certainly wants it! - Thiruman Archunan
So, we eat again. Well, perhaps the relationship wouldn’t go anywhere, but I would certainly put on a few pounds. - Max Gordon
The mystery that surrounded how their souls were tied, would certainly make a great read in decades to come, but for the time being though, they had to surrender and observe, as destiny played chess with their lives, eager to prevent them from running away from it. - Pertunia Lehoka
Women are complicated and messy and we are certainly not perfect, but we are funny and challenging and kind, and I wouldn't change a thing - Melissa McCarthy
When a man attempts to build something in the physical realm that has not been built in the spiritual one, he will most certainly fail. - Sunday Adelaja
As it is I'm a dated novelist, whom hardly anybody reads, or if they do, most of them don't understand what I am on about. Certainly I wish I had never written Voss, which is going to be everybody's albatross. - Patrick White
A man's heart is small, but it is surrounded by the immensity of its soul. Sometimes our words may appear silent, but they are certainly heading for infinity. - Walter William Safar
The Christian religion asks us to put our trust not in ideas, and certainly not in ideologies, but in a God Who was vulnerable enough to become human and die, and Who desires to be present to us in our ordinary circumstances. - Kathleen Norris
As someone who grew up in the Bronx, I certainly learned my share of four-letter words, but none are more powerful than nice. - Linda Kaplan Thaler
Certainly there are things in life that money can't buy, but it's very funny -Did you ever try buying them without money? - Ogden Nash
We are certainly getting ahead; if I am Moses, then you are Joshua and will take possession of the promised land of psychiatry, which I shall only be able to glimpse from afar. - Sigmund Freud
The beauty of traveling solo is that you wonder unexpectedly, but almost certainly into the direction you were meant to go. - Shannon Ables
We are all bounded with each other on the basis of our beliefs and values; when we question those values, we are certainly left alone, away from our families, friends and the dear one. And that is a cost benefit analysis we all make and we keep satisfying ourselves with the status quo of situations. - M.F. Moonzajer
I certainly wasn't happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can't earn, and can't keep, and often don't even recognize at the time; I mean joy. - Ursula K. LeGuin
Certainly there are things in life that money can’t buy, but it’s very funny Did you ever try buying them without money. - Ogden Nash
The joy of discovery is certainly the liveliest that the mind of man can ever feel.
A government which is not liked by the artists is certainly a bad government, because artist sees very well what is behind the masks! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The missing link between humans and apes? It's certainly those brutes who haven't yet learned to respect privacy. - Raheel Farooq
You do not have to worhip god to be good and you certainly do not have to be good to worship god. - Chris Decker
If you live each day as it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right - Steve Jobs
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it. - Theodore Roosevelt
The will to believe is perhaps the most powerful, but certainly the most dangerous human attribute.
If your endeavors result in success of the company in a continuity of atleast a few years, you are a successful manager. If other companies followyour business approach, you are certainly an important manager withleader characteristics. - Eraldo Banovac
I would put it this way. There are objects for which we have found uses. We use them, but almost certainly not the way the visitors use them. I am positive that in the vast majority of cases we are hammering nails with microscopes. - Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Antonina W. Bouis (Translator)
Is there magic in this world? Certainly! But it is not the kind of magic written about in fantasy stories. It is the kind of magic that comes from ideas and the hard work it often takes to make them real. - Robert Fanney
f you wish to put off all worry, assume that what you fear may happen is certainly going to happen. - Seneca
Your youth is certainly finished and old age has definitely arrived if you feel that you are losing enthusiasm, excitement and energy towards your dreams and goals. - Amit Kalantri
During my three years in Vietnam, I certainly heard plenty of last words by dying American footsoldiers. Not one of them, however, had illusions that he had somehow accomplished something worthwhile in the process of making the Supreme Sacrifice. - Kurt Vonnegut
Let your story grow. Let it surprise you, and it will certainly surprise your readers. - M. Kirin
A man of knowledge can certainly offer some reasonable options to solve a problem the question is why such a man is not always included in problem solving - Eraldo Banovac
carry your wounds with pride, Believe in yourself; amongst greatest of catastrophe' You grew into the being you are And I think that in itself, is certainly enough. - Nikki Rowe
I can certainly identify with The Villain. A Villain is someone who has a past, who is strongly opinionated, fearless, doesn't get intimated by anything, and went beyond suffering. It's an empowerment figure. - Nuno Roque
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. - Arthur C. Clarke
We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count. - Neal A. Maxwell
You will certainly not be able to take the lead in all things yourself, for to one man a god has given deeds of war, and to another the dance, to another lyre and song, and in another wide-sounding Zeus puts a good mind. - Homer
God will certainly care for all His creation. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Point of view." I never got that phrase, point of view; doesn’t everyone have a point in their view? If not thenthey don’t have a view on a certain topic they are just indifferent. Anyone who has a view certainly cares enough to have apoint! - CV
Why certainly, words possess power. They do! But releasing their magic requires combining and arranging those words in the right order. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Certainly all virtues are very dear to God, but humility pleases Him above all the others, and it seems that He can refuse it nothing. - Francis de Sales
He is always doing something--the very best thing, the thing we ourselves would certainly choose if we knew the end from the beginning. He is at work to bring us to our full glory. - Elisabeth Elliot
You don't stop loving someone just because they hurt you" he said. "It would certainly make things easier if you did. - Brandon Sanderson
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. - Miriam Beard
Any man who tries to excite class hatred, sectional hate, hate of creeds, any kind of hatred in our community, though he may affect to do it in the interest of the class he is addressing, is in the long run with absolute certainly that class's own worst enemy. - Theodore Roosevelt
We cannot deny the facts of nature, but we should certainly try to improve on them. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
asked himself In what country on earth would you rather live He first answered Certainly in my own where are all my friends my relations and the earliest and sweetest affections and recollections of my life. But he continued which would be your second choice His answer France. - Thomas Jefferson
They certainly give very strange names to diseases. - Plato
Try to keep your soul always in peace and quiet, always ready for whatever our lord may wish to work in you. it is certainly a higher virtue of the soul, and a greater grace, to be able to enjoy the Lord in different times and different places than in only one. - Ignatius of Loyola
While it's true that I am guided in life by my feelings and emotions, that certainly does NOT mean that I trust them.Emotions are reactions to things based on all of a person's prior experiences and we forget sometimes just how limited those are. - Ashly Lorenzana
I'm not a political Christian; for the most part I allow people even their vain, earthly rights. And I certainly don't see anti-Christians as bad or evil (as if they actually have the power to pose any kind of threat against God Almighty), but rather complete idiots I was commanded to love. - Criss Jami
Woody Allen once said that ‘I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.’ This is certainly a very wise wish! Whoever grasped the triviality of anything besides the existence is a wise man indeed! There is no substitute for life! - Mehmet Murat ildan
People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get. - Frederick Douglass
...and who must have had something real about her, or she could not have existed, but it certainly was not her hair, or her teeth, or her figure, or her complexion. - Charles Dickens
Our creativity is a universe within this universe, certainly a much bigger one! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. - Sir Francis Bacon
Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter. - Ernest Hemingway
While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have a strong effect on her self-confidence, which, I believe, does make the woman. - Mary Kay Ash
Love has no form, no color and is certainly not prejudice or judgmental. - Matthew Donnelly
For a moment David was tempted to think that perhaps there were no good people at all outside concentration camps, but then he reminded himself of the sailor and Angelo and the English people who might have been ignorant but were certainly not bad. - Anne Holm
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